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Android Q's Easter egg arrives in Beta 6, complete with hidden Picross puzzle

In years past, some of the Easter eggs hidden in major Android releases included a kitty collection game, a Flappy Bird clone with lollipops, and a Flappy Bird clone with marshmallows. Android Pie's Easter egg simply showed the letter 'P' with moving circles, but Android Q's is slightly more fun.

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Google has a fun Wimbledon Easter egg you can play - if you know where to click

Remember when Google used to make its Android Easter eggs fun? My personal favorite is the Flappy Bird knockoff that was in Lollipop. If you, too, are a fan of Google's simple little Easter egg games, you may want to take a look at what it's drawn up for Wimbledon — a pixelated little tennis game.

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YouTube for Android TV has a cute trotting dog Easter egg

Google's quirky side rarely shows up these days, but we're always reminded of the company's more fun and personable nature when we come across an Easter egg in its apps and services. The latest to be pointed out to us is in the YouTube app on Android TV and it's a cute corgi that trots along the seek bar, similar to the one we saw in Hangouts a couple of years ago.

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Google 'Thanos' and watch in horror as half your search results go up in dust

Beside Game of Thrones, the most talked about topic these past few weeks has been Avengers: Endgame. While I've yet to see the movie, I am petrified at the thought of Thanos... The villain decimated half of the universe's population in one go at the end of Infinity War, and to say I'm not a fan is an understatement. But there's still some fun to be had with the concept behind his character, and Google is not far from a subtle chuckle to celebrate geek culture.

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Google's new offline Easter egg game is like Flappy Bird, but with a cute cloud

Google's witty side has been showing up more frequently over the past few weeks. First, it rolled out animated doodles in the homescreen Search widget, then yesterday we discovered an adorable elephant in the Go app, and today we've come across another hidden Easter egg. This one is like a game of Flappy Bird that you can play anytime. Think of it as the equivalent of the dino game in Chrome, but for mobile search.

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Google Go has the most adorable elephant Easter egg

Easter eggs used to be a lot more frequent back when Google let its fun side show, but now that the company is trying to project a more serious image, these little undiscovered gems are becoming rarer and rarer. Or maybe we're not playful enough to discover them. However, I'm ready to scratch all of what I said and do nothing for the next hour except trigger this elephant easter egg in Google Go. It's that adorable.

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[Update: Older Pixels] The Pixel 3 and 3 XL have a drawing app Easter egg

Google's history with Android Easter eggs goes all the way back to Gingerbread when it snuck a weird phone zombie painting into the OS. Ever since then, you've been able to tap on the version number to get a neat little animation or game. The Android Pie bonus was a little disappointing, but it's improved on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Those phones have a hidden drawing app Easter egg.

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Google Play Games v5.12 adds hidden Doodle Jump easter egg, achievement rarities, several visual tweaks, and more [APK Teardown]

The Play Games app went through a major visual refresh just a little less than a year ago, but an update from today is taking that work and refining it further through almost every corner of the app. A teardown also reveals some interesting new things are coming, including achievement rarities, notations for the rarity of achievements, a home screen widget, and more. And best of all, the previously spotted Boingo game easter egg is now operational, but it's hidden.

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[Update: Official announcement] Mario Day event starts popping up in Google Maps for some

Mario Day is right around the corner (March 10—get it? MAR10?), and it looks like Google is putting on a little celebration. Nintendo's beloved red-capped plumber has started cropping up in Google Maps. 

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Android P feature spotlight: The Easter egg is animated and way too colorful

Easter eggs are always fun to check out on newly-named Android builds, and this one is no different. However, this may be the first one that actually might be a little hard to look at for long periods of time. Android P's first Easter egg features a P with a very colorful animation.

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